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Can marijuana clow HIV progression?

The chronic intake of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can protect critical immune tissue in the gut from the damaging effects of HIV infection. A [s]HealthCanal[/s] report notes that according to [b]Dr Thomas Hope, Editor-in-Chief of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University[/b]: 'To better treat hIV infection, we need a better understanding of how it causes the disease we call AIDS…This study is important because it begins to explain how THC can influence disease progression in SIV-infected macaques, It also reveals a new way to slow disease progression.’
[link url=http://www.healthcanal.com/immune-system/47778-can-marijuana-protect-the-immune-system-against-hiv-and-slow-disease-progression.html]Full HealthCanal report[/link]

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